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Valley lawmaker files bill to establish law school

State lawmakers are months away from meeting in Austin once again, but they have already filed bills they hope will be considered and made into law.

Texas State Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-San Benito) has filed legislation aimed at creating a law school in the Rio Grande Valley.

With the closest law school being in San Antonio, Lucio hopes it will bring more access to legal services along the border region.

Our friends and family simply do not have proper access to legal services that are traditionally available in other areas of the state and nation, Lucio said in a press release adding that the attorney to citizen ratio in the Valley is below the national average.

The first day of bill fillings for the 84th Texas Legislative Session took place on Monday, Nov. 4th.

Other bills filed include anywhere from a statewide ban on texting while driving to Texas driving permits for those in the country illegally.

Not all bills filed will be considered and voted on during the legislative session.

The session begins on Tuesday, January 13th.

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